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Voyaging with Marionette

By Ron Breault
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Voyaging with Marionette

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ISBN – 978-1-7349136-1-3    •    Paperback    •    Page Count – 330    •    Size – 11 x 8.5

Voyaging with Marionette highlights the 25-year voyage Ron Breault has shared with his boat. This story begins with the 1995 purchase of the boat, a very early Dolphin 24, and weaves a course through her restoration and the experiences and relationships he shared with his boat, the places they’ve been, and the interesting people they met along the way.

The Dolphin 24 story begins in December 8, 1958, with a memo Olin Stephens wrote and shared with the managers of his design firm, Sparkman and Stephens. It reads:

“I have just had a phone conversation with George O’Day, who is very anxious to get going on two new boats to be built of Fiberglass, which he would like to have built according to our designs. The smaller boat he has in mind would be a Junior Ocean Racer.”

Voyaging is a soulful book filled with photos of New England port towns and boats. The stories are short chronicling cruises and races with images of boats (lots of boats) and the people who sail them for fun.

 

 

2 reviews for Voyaging with Marionette

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    LymeLine

    Review from Lymeline.com:

    Although he did not realize at the time, Ron Breault had signed on for a long-term love affair with a very special shoal draft24-footer built during the boatbuilding industry’s transition from wood to fiberglass construction. In his words, “…she had a fascinating history, loved compliments, loved racing, especially in light air, and loved taking me for the ride, especially to Maine, where pretty wood boats have a special place.”
    One of Ron’s goals was to create an informal conversational narrative akin to sailors swapping boat stories over a couple beers at a favorite pub, and he’s succeeded. From the restoration process and construction of Marionette’s barn and her wooden tender ‘TEER to the S&S 75th Anniversary celebration at Mystic Seaport Museum, success in the Off Sounding Regatta and cruising Downeast, Voyaging with Marionette is beautifully illustrated with lots and lots of photographs. https://lymeline.com/2020/08/reading-uncertainly-voyaging-with-marionette-by-ron-breault-of-old-lyme/

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    WindCheck

    Review from WindCheck Magazine:

    “Although he did not realize at the time, Ron Breault had signed on for a long-term love affair with a very special shoal draft 24-footer built during the boatbuilding industry’s transition from wood to fiberglass construction. In his words, ‘…she had a fascinating history, loved compliments, loved racing, especially in light air, and loved taking me for the ride, especially to Maine, where pretty wood boats have a special place.’

    “One of Ron’s goals was to create an informal conversational narrative akin to sailors swapping boat stories over a couple beers at a favorite pub, and he’s succeeded. From the restoration process and construction of Marionette’s barn and her wooden tender ‘TEER to the S&S 75th Anniversary celebration at Mystic Seaport Museum, success in the Off Sounding Regatta and cruising Downeast, Voyaging with Marionette is beautifully illustrated with lots and lots of photographs.”

    See the Full Review here: https://www.windcheckmagazine.com/article/voyaging-with-marionette/

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